Nkechi Blessing lashes out at those criticising celebrities for joining politics

Actress Nkechi Blessing has lashed out at those who criticise celebrities for taking up political roles.

In a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday, the Breaded Life actress described the critics as “hypocrites”.

Nkechi Blessing noted that when the country is faced with challenges or critical situations, people call on celebrities for help.

She then wondered why they now decide to mock celebrities for taking a step further by participating in politics.

“Some of you Nigerians are hypocrites. If anything goes wrong in the country, maybe it is a case of kidnap or killing, you all will be clamouring, ‘where is our celebrities?’, ‘they are not talking now’, ‘they’ve paid them,” she said.

“But now these celebrities you people call all the time to come to your rescue. They’re are not only lending their voices, they’re also getting involved. Then you guys changed the story. Saying do you think this is Nollywood?’, ‘Is this a joke to you?’, ‘Is politics a joke to you?’. I am super proud of every celebrity out there, especially the females coming out to be deputy governors because they want to tackle the problem from where you think it pains.

“Forget the fact that they are entertainers. All of the people that are coming out, the likes of aunty Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh, and Caroline. These people are well educated, they are people who have sense.

“They are respected people in their society. The same people that have been calling them over the years are now saying, ‘shey you think say na Nollywood we dey do for here?”

This comes after movie stars, Tonto Dikeh, Funke Akindele, Femi Branch and Caroline Danjuma announced their emergence as deputy governorship candidates in their states.